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director of Development

job Overview

The Director of Development is the primary individual leadership gift officer of the State Theatre New Jersey. Additionally, the position is responsible for overseeing all Development staff and their specific activities related to their positions (i.e., Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations, Director of Special Events & Donor Relations, Manager of Annual Giving & Development Operations, Capital Campaign Director, and sub-contracted Consultants).

Reports to: Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development

Roles and Responsibilities:

Leadership Gifts and Board Development Committee liaison:

  • In coordination with Development staff, create, oversee, and implement annual fundraising and membership campaigns to attract philanthropic support for State Theatre New Jersey.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual leadership gift prospects and donors including Chairman’s Council, President’s Council, and Next Stage Campaign donors with comprehensive giving capacity (specific attention to be given to growing leadership gift portfolio at donor levels $2,500/$5,500 and above).
  • Work with Director of Special Events and Donor Relations to acquire special event sponsorships.
  • Plan and implement appropriate face-to-face solicitations for leadership gift level prospects.
  • In coordination with Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development, revise renewal program for President’s Council to encourage increased annual giving.
  • In coordination with Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development and Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations, develop strategy for renewed and new institutional support. Attend solicitations, when appropriate.
  • Work with Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development and Board of Trustees Resource Development Committee Chairperson to create and implement an aggressive Board giving program.
  • In coordination with Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development and Manager of Annual Giving & Development Operations, develop a patron giving plan.
  • Collaborate with Marketing staff to ensure agreed upon donor centric messaging is in line with Development activities.

Management of Development Activities and Staff:

  • Ensure that all Development staff are remaining accountable to their individual Development plans and goals (Corporate and Foundations, Events, Annual Giving, Capital Campaign, Development Operations).
  • Create agendas for weekly Development Staff meetings. Oversee and guide the meetings based on the agreed upon agenda.
  • Maintain adherence to the Development budget. When external and internal factors impact budget lines, immediately advise Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development.
  • Work with Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development to create plan to address any shortfalls/gaps/challenges.
  • Provide strategic guidance for Development staff when challenges arise operationally or with donors/members.
  • Meet weekly with Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development to discuss progress of Development plans.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years minimum of non-profit fundraising experience with increasing responsibility
  • Strong interpersonal and cultivation skills
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment
  • Ability to manage a variety of assignments concurrently and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to manage a team of fundraising and support staff
  • Experience in using data analysis to inform (inform donor and prospect strategies)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel and Word

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and appreciation of performing arts
  • Experience with Tessitura software or other CRM transactional database
  • Experience working with reporting software and utilities

how to apply

This is a full-time position with benefits. Competitive salary offered commensurate with experience. Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to  hr@stnj.org.


Development and Patron Relations Associate

job Overview

The Development and Patron Relations Associate is responsible for supporting Development administrative operations and fundraising as well as helping to oversee the integrity of the Theatre’s patron database, Tessitura. This position also works closely with State Theatre’s Marketing and Guest Services teams.

Reports to: Manager of Patron Relations & Development Operations

Key Accountabilities

Database:

  • Process all contributions to State Theatre New Jersey in Tessitura, the theatre’s patron database
  • Coordinate with Development, Marketing, and Guest Services on proper patron record management in Tessitura, ensuring all data remains current and properly maintained
  • Assist the Manager of Annual Giving and Development Operations to create and distribute fundraising reports and analytics
  • Assist the Manager of Annual Giving and Development Operations in patron and donor list creation for appeal mailings, email marketing, and marketing mailings

Development:

  • Provide research support for individual and institutional prospects and donors/funders
  • Process and mail gift acknowledgement letters for Annual, Capital, and Events
  • Process and mail revolving renewal letters
  • Develop and mail acquisition mailings
  • Provide event support for Development events
  • Provide grant support including compiling collateral document packets, sponsor fulfillment, and crediting
  • Ensure that the Donor Lounge has appropriate materials and prepare performance folders
  • Provide editing support for Development communications
  • Update Development staff show coverage calendars
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends based on show and event schedules
  • Additional administrative duties as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with Tessitura software or other CRM transactional database
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced, multi-faceted environment
  • Ability to manage a variety of assignments concurrently and meet multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of team in a collaborative environment
  • Experience in using data analysis to inform business strategy
  • Project management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years minimum of fundraising or database experience Knowledge and appreciation of performing arts
  • Experience working with reporting software and utilities
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel and Word
  • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign

how to apply

This is a full-time position with benefits. Competitive salary offered commensurate with experience. Interested candidates please send cover letter and resume to  hr@stnj.org.


Concessions/Bartender

job Overview

The Bartender will provide exceptional customer service, and mix and serve drinks to patrons, quickly and without waste. Bartenders must ensure that customers receive prompt service. The general responsibilities of the position include those listed below, but management may identify other responsibilities of the position.

General Responsibilities

  • Greets guests, mixes and serves alcoholic/non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Checks identification of customers to verify age requirements for purchase of alcohol.
  • Bartenders should be friendly, tactful and attentive when dealing with customers. 
  • Slices and pits fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Arranges bar supplies to make attractive displays.
  • Maintains bar area in a neat and sanitary manner.
  • Cleans bar equipment; cleans bars, work areas and tables.
  • Records all sales, collects money, operates a cash/credit card/electronic payment register and follows all cash-handling procedures as required.
  • May prepare and/or sell food items.
  • May stock bar with beer, wine, liquor and related supplies such as ice, plasticware, napkins or straws.
  • Complies with all State Theatre policies and procedures.
  • Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.
  • Complies with all company safety and risk management policies and procedures.
  • Participates in regular safety meetings, safety training and hazard assessments. 
  • Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent experience. Rutgers students encouraged to apply.
  • 0 to 1 year related experience.
  • Presents self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.
  • Maintains a professional relationship with all coworkers, supervisors, managers, customers, and client representatives.
  • Ability to use a computer.
  • Listen carefully to their customers’ orders, explain drink and food items, and make menu recommendations.

General Qualifications

  • Theatre or performing arts experience
  • Business acumen
  • Familiarity with contract language
  • Ability to organize multiple, detail-oriented tasks
  • Ability to work both individually and in a team environment

Physical Requirements

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Significant walking or other means of mobility.
  • Ability to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours).
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or pull, and frequently lift up to 35 pounds and occasionally lift/move 40 pounds.
  • Generally in an indoor setting; however, may supervise outside activities and events.
  • Varying schedule to include evenings, holidays, weekends and extended hours as business dictates

how to apply

This is a part-time position and does not qualify for benefits. Competitive hourly wage offered commensurate with experience. Interested candidates contact Dan Lyons at dlyons@stnj.org.


MARKETING/PR INTERNSHIP

The Marketing/PR intern will work closely with staff to implement marketing, promotions, public relations, and audience development initiatives. Tasks include writing, editing, and proofing press releases, blogs, website copy, e-blasts, and program copy; flyer distribution; working with social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube; and other projects as needed. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm), per a mutually agreed upon schedule. Must have strong organizational skills, strong writing skills, and working knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Kelly Blithe, Director of Communications, at kblithe@stnj.org


DEVELOPMENT INTERNSHIP

The State Theatre seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong writing and interpersonal skills. The internship requires a minimum of 12-15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm).

Responsibilities and duties include assistance in:

  • Writing letters of inquiry, gift acknowledgements, and proposals
  • Special writing projects (newsletter articles, grant blurbs, social networking blogs…)
  • Researching individual prospects and donors
  • Researching companies and foundations for possible partnerships and grant opportunities
  • Mass mailing projects
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating lists
  • Data entry and updates
  • Filing and file upkeep
  • Creating and updating Development Department plans and calendar
  • Some special event projects

Candidates must possess strong writing skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Leah Anglum, Manager of Patron Relations & Development Operations, at langlum@stnj.org


CAPITAL CAMPAIGN INTERNSHIP

State Theatre New Jersey seeks an energetic and self-motivated individual with strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills and who pays strict attention to detail to assist the Capital Campaign Director with the planning and implementation phases of capital improvements to be made to the historic theatre. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours each week between Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm), per a mutually agreed upon schedule.

Responsibilities and duties include assistance in:

  • Writing thank you letters, letters of inquiry and proposals
  • Researching individual prospects and donors
  • Researching companies and foundations for possible partnerships and grant opportunities
  • Mass mailing projects
  • Creating, maintaining, and updating lists
  • Data entry and updates
  • Filing and file upkeep
  • Creating and updating Capital Campaign plans and calendar
  • Some special event projects

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of Power Point and InDesign is a plus.

This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

how to apply

Email your resume and cover letter to Lisa Patterson, Capital Campaign Director, at lpatterson@stnj.org


GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERNSHIP

State Theatre New Jersey is seeking an innovative graphic design intern to design and produce marketing materials for The State in a Mac-based environment. The internship requires a minimum of 15 hours a week—Mon-Fri (9am-5:30pm)—per a mutually agreed upon schedule. This position is on a volunteer basis and is therefore unpaid. Students can arrange to receive college credit.

Responsibilities

  • Design and produce promotional materials such as posters, flyers, advertisements, brochures, etc.
  • Design web graphics for the State Theatre New Jersey website and internet advertising
  • Various administrative duties such as cutting flyers, hanging posters, preparing items for distribution
  • Assist the Creative Director with the creative workload

Requirements

  • High proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator
  • Strong typographic skills, ability to accept criticism and multi-task, and good eye for proofing
  • Knowledge of Video Editing in Adobe Premiere and HTML a plus

how to apply

Email your resume, cover letter, and samples of your portfolio to Tracy Furr, Creative Director, at tfurr@stnj.org


State Theatre New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal employment opportunity includes, but is not limited to, employment, training, promotion, demotion, leaves of absence, and termination. All applications will be considered only on the basis of the applicant's knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation. It is our established policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other protected classification, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

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